Car abandoned by motorist during London flood
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Car abandoned by motorist during London flood
Over the past year, National Guard members have been called in to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, natural disasters and race riots
The increase was mainly a result of a rise in assaults on police officers “without injury” which includes instances of deliberately spitting or coughing on officers or where violations of social distancing were recorded. West Yorkshire recorded 2,160 attacks and Kent had 1,594 assaults. John Apter, national chair of the Police Federation, said throughout the pandemic his team had been subject to a “disgusting level of violence”.
Two rare Sumatran tigers at the zoo in the Indonesian capital are recovering after being infected with COVID-19
Prince Harry should settle bird-shooting mystery in memoirs, say campaigners. Wildlife campaigners hope Harry will shed light on the killing of two of Britain’s rarest birds over Sandringham in 2007
Dusty Hill, who has died aged 72, was the bassist in ZZ Top, the witty, bearded Texan rock trio who enjoyed a half-century of success. ZZ Top was formed by three teenagers in Houston in 1969, and their blues-based rock became noted for its dynamic instrumental interplay and sly, observational lyrics. Quickly catching on in Texas, they became one of the most successful American bands of the 1970s. Retooling their sound at the start of the 1980s, they released the album Eliminator in 1983 – accomp
Thousands of anti-lockdown demonstrators defied a court-ordered protest ban on Sunday and gathered in the streets of Berlin, resulting in scuffles with police.
More than 1000 panicked holidaymakers and residents were evacuated from the tourist hotspot of Bodrum over the weekend as Turkey struggles to contain the wildfires that have raged across the country’s Mediterranean towns over the past week. Videos on social media showed tourists hurrying towards the beach to be evacuated by boat as the sky was engulfed into deeper shades of orange and smoke pummelled towards them from the mountain top forest area. The Turkish coast guard led the operation with a
The actual death toll is believed to be higher by 4,190
Today saw the end of an era, as cooling towers were demolished at one of Yorkshires remaining power stations. The 4 cooling towers located at Eggborough Power Station in North Yorkshire were brought down by controlled explosives this morning (Sunday 1st August) The video was filmed from 1 mile away which is why the towers fall before you hear the explosion. The power station which closed back in September 2018 was capable of producing 1960 megawatts of electricity, enough to power 2 million homes equivalent to a city the size of Leeds or Sheffield. The plant began producing power in 1967 using nearby coal reserves, but plans are now underway to replace the power station with a modern gas powered station capable of producing 2500 megawatts
The man’s family has been informed and the incident is under investigation
CT Pan eventually claimed bronze for Chinese Taipei in a remarkable seven-man playoff
Sarah Palin hints at Alaska Senate run against Republican Lisa Murkowski
‘Something suspicious is going on,’ a worried fan wrote
Thousands of middle-class Lebanese families have moved overseas since the August 4, 2020, blast that rocked the city of Beirut. Some of those leaving town, particularly those who grew up during the 1975-1990 civil war, want a better quality of life and security for their children. But not everyone has the luxury of leaving. When Fouad Assaf, 51, first felt the tremors of the explosion that rocked the capital last August 4, he rushed to the Red Cross in the hard-hit district of Gemmayze where he
Man, 19, arrested after girl, 15, dies at north Wales holiday parkMan is in custody after what police described as ‘domestic incident’ in Ty Mawr in Towyn Police, paramedics and an air ambulance were called to Ty Mawr holiday park Photograph: Daily Post
A Belarusian Olympic athlete was spirited out of the Olympic village in Tokyo on Sunday by Belarusian officials, who attempted to deport her for criticising the country's sports officials. Krystsina Tsimanouskaya, a sprinter, is trying to seek asylum in Europe after the dramatic episode saw her taken to Tokyo airport by officials who then tried to take her back to the Olympic village after news of her situation was reported worldwide. “I've been pressured, and now they're trying to take me out o
Social media companies failed to remove 84 per cent of posts containing anti-semitic conspiracies, extremism and abuse, a report has found. Examples of the posts include claims that the Holocaust was a “hoax” and that the Rothschild dynasty was involved in the September 11 terrorist attack. The Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH) found and reported 714 posts across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and TikTok over a six-week period. Collectively, the posts had around 7.3 million impres
A court ruled Craig Murray’s blog posts could have identified the accusers of Alex Salmond.
Fans rallied round stars of the entertainment show
Waiting in line to receive a COVID-19 jab from the Tunisian army, Zubeir Bin Ammar was in little doubt that the military and President Kais Saied were succeeding where the government he removed from power had failed. "He followed the people on the streets, not political parties," said Bin Ammar, who is married with children and lives in Jendouba, 150 km (93 miles) west of the capital Tunis. Failures in dealing with spiralling COVID-19 cases in Tunisia stoked anger at the government in the weeks leading up to Saied's decisions to sack Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi and suspend parliament, with support from the army.